Obesity
Inequality is bad for society, economic prosperity good  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Rich countries vary a lot when it comes to health and social problems. A comparison of social ills ranging from intentional homicides to obesity rates in 40 rich societies shows that Asian... more
New stigma-reduction intervention benefits obese individuals who struggle with poor self-image  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
People with obesity are often treated with less respect than other people, discriminated against, and socially devalued because of their weight. more
Study: Weighted vests can help maintain bone density in older adults with obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Losing weight can be a tricky balance of risks and benefits for older adults: You want to shed fat to improve overall... more
Teens with obesity and PCOS have more 'unhealthy' bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to new research. more
Adolescents with PCOS and obesity have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome have more "unhealthy" gut bacteria suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to new research published in... more
Sports can be an important part of Aboriginal culture for women, but many barriers remain  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Regular exercise is important for Indigenous women's health, as it protects against obesity and chronic conditions such as... more
Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes and preeclampsia at risk for higher BMI  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States. For children, obesity is defined as having a body mass... more
Irregularity in eating schedules during weekend linked to obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study by the University of Barcelona concluded that irregularity in eating schedules during the weekend, named by the authors as eating jet lag, could be related to the... more
Taking high dose of vitamin D linked lower blood pressure in overweight children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Overweight and obese vitamin D-deficient children who took a relatively high dose of vitamin D every day for six months had lower... more
Abdominal obesity linked to risk of recurrent heart attacks  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Heart attack survivors who carry excess fat around their waist are at increased risk of another heart attack, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology,... more
Body weight rises as adults move from education into employment and parenthood  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Being an adult is difficult as it is. Now two new reviews have shown that leaving school and getting employed as well as becoming... more
America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression. more
Making sense of the self  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Interoception is the awareness of our physiological states. But precisely how the brain calculates and reacts to this information remains unclear. Neuroscientists now demonstrate how the insular cortex orchestrates the process. The work represents the first steps toward... more
Lung Rescue Team at MGH reduces mortality risk in obese patients with acute respiratory failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A specialized Lung Rescue Team established by clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital to evaluate and treat patients with... more
Less physical activity for infants may lead to more fat accumulation and obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them... more
Obesity crisis blamed for a rise in fatty liver disease amongst young adults  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), new research... more
[Editors' Choice] Weighing in on asthma  Science Magazine · 1 week
Immune activation and microbiota alterations are accentuated in obese asthmatics. more
Tailored mesoporous silica particles could be used to treat obesity, diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The... more
Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The... more
Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes  nanowerk · 1 week
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The results... more
Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The... more
Blocking AHR receptor can reverse obesity, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Obesity, a global epidemic, is a known contributor to several cancers, including breast, colon, and pancreatic. Stopping the obesity epidemic could be a critical aid in preventing and treating numerous cancers. Researchers... more
Researchers discover new cellular player involved in obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The prevalence of obesity, a disease considered a serious public health problem, is increasing globally. In Portugal, almost half of the population is overweight and close to one million adults suffer from... more
Molecular 'doormen' open the way to potential obesity treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Fat cells are filled with droplets coated by molecules that act like hotel doormen: These 'doormen' control cellular access for nutrients as well as for the exit of energy-supplying molecules... more
Losing tongue fat improves sleep apnea  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure the effect of weight loss on the upper airway in obese patients, researchers found that reducing tongue fat is a primary factor in lessening the severity of OSA. more
Gene network helps to turn white fat into beneficial calorie-burning fat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
1.9 billion people in the world are overweight. Of these, 650 million people are obese, which increases the risk of secondary diseases such as cancer. Scientists... more
Researchers identify molecular regulator that can help treat obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Fat cells are filled with droplets coated by molecules that act like hotel doormen: These "doormen" control cellular access for nutrients as well as for the exit of energy-supplying molecules... more
Weight loss decreases tongue fat in obese patients with sleep apnea, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Weight loss in obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea appears to improve sleep apnea primarily by reducing tongue fat, according to new... more
Judo holds promise for reducing sedentary behavior among children with autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Judo may be just the right sport to increase the physical activity level among children with autism spectrum disorder and holds promise for reducing sedentary behavior,... more
CTNNB1/{beta}-catenin dysfunction contributes to adiposity by regulating the cross-talk of mature adipocytes and preadipocytes  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Overnutrition results in adiposity and chronic inflammation with expansion of white adipose tissue (WAT). However, genetic factors controlling fat mass... more
Maternal pre-pregnancy weight and early childhood weight associated with obesity in adolescence  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Excess weight at age 3 years was associated with a higher risk of being overweight or obese at age 15 years in a study... more
New study evaluates effectiveness of weight loss surgery in individuals with obesity, diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers recently conducted the largest study to date to evaluate the effectiveness of weight loss surgery in a Chinese population of individuals... more
Danish study shows overweight and obesity are linked to higher risks of common cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Overweight and obesity were associated with higher risks of several common cancers in a 40-year, nationwide Danish study. more
Complexity around childhood obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a new study, researchers examined how various psychological characteristics of children struggling with their weight, such as loneliness, anxiety and shyness, combined with similar characteristics of their parents or guardians and family dynamics affect outcomes of nutritional intervention. more
Study examines how psychological factors affect outcomes of nutritional intervention for obese children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The World Health Organization has estimated more than 340 million children and adolescents ages 5-19 are overweight or obese, and the epidemic... more
Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A review article highlights the correlation between highly processed foods and increased prevalence of obesity in the United States. more
Ultra-processed food consumption linked to rising obesity epidemic in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As food consumed in the U.S. becomes more and more processed, obesity may become more prevalent. more
Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study finds that the pleasure center of the brain and the brain's biological clock are linked, and that high-calorie foods -- which bring pleasure... more
Medical News Today: Weight loss surgery reduces skin cancer risk  MNT · 3 weeks
Although obesity is a known risk factor for some cancers, its relationship with skin cancer has been harder to pin down. A recent study takes a fresh look. more
Medical News Today: Why caffeine may limit weight gain  MNT · 3 weeks
After observing the effect in rats, scientists propose that consuming caffeine can limit weight gain and other adverse effects of a pro-obesity diet. more
Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
During the years 1976 through 1980, 15% of U.S. adults were obese. Today, about 40% of adults are obese. Another 33% are overweight. more
Study shows dopamine signaling, biological clock connection in overconsumption and obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
During the years 1976 through 1980, 15% of U.S. adults were obese. Today, about 40% of adults are obese. Another 33% are overweight. more
Reduced-fat milk may increase the risk of obesity in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers have found that children who drink whole milk have a 40-percent reduced risk of being overweight or obese compared to those who drink reduced-fat milk. more
In a 24/7 food culture, periodic fasting gains followers  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The latest diet trend entails going for long stretches without eating anything, but obesity experts say research so far suggests it may not be any better than other diets for... more
Children who drank whole milk had lower odds of being overweight or obese, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A systematic review and meta-analysis led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto found children who drank... more
Children who drank whole milk had lower risk of being overweight or obese  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers analyzed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between children drinking cow's milk and the risk of being overweight... more
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